Surya Dharma Paloh

Born in Kutaraja, Banda Aceh on July 16, 1951, Surya Dharma Paloh, better known as Surya Paloh, is an Indonesian politician and media mogul who owns the Media Indonesia daily newspaper, the Lampung Post, and Metro TV. He has also built an empire in the property industry and owns numerou establishments. He is actively involved in politics and is currently serving as the General Chairman of National Democrats Party (Partai Nasdem). He was also the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Golkar Party for the 2004-2009 period.